How historical fiction can boost social studies lessons

04/16/2014 | MiddleWeb

Historical fiction can make it easier to tie together lessons in a wide-ranging social studies curriculum, writes fourth-grade teacher Mary Tarashuk. In this blog post, she explains how a novel based on a true story led her to resources that put historical events into perspective and how it also gave her assignment ideas, including writing exercises in which students had to support their views with evidence. She also offers a link to historical fiction titles for young readers.

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